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The Borisova Bratva Faction CK Clause: Those who associate with the faction may be CKd by leadership at any time if they fall under one of the below guidelines: 1) Provoking members of the faction/associating with the faction in illegal activities. 2) Betraying the faction through snitching, leaking information or stealing from higher ranking members. 3) Attracting unwanted attention by rival factions or Government Departments by actions that were not authorised by leadership. 4) Befriending/helping known enemies or rivals of the faction 5) Failure to heed ingame warnings from leadership/higher ranking members. Failure to comply to orders will atleast result in the character being expelled from the faction. History The Russian criminality can be traced back to Russia's imperial period, which began in the 1720s, in the form of banditry and thievery. Most of the population were peasants, in poverty at the time, and criminals who stole from government entities and divided profits among the people earned Robin Hood-like status, being viewed as protectors of the poor and becoming folk heroes. In time, the Vorovskoy Mir (Thieves' World) emerged as these criminals grouped and started their own code of conduct that was based on strict loyalty with one another and opposition against the government. When the Bolshevik Revolution came around in 1917, the Thieves' World was alive and active. Figures as Vladimir Lenin attempted to wipe them out, but failed, and the criminals survived into Joseph Stalin's reign. During Stalin's reign as ruler, millions of people were sent to the 'gulags' (Soviet labor camps), where powerful criminals worked their way up to become 'vorami v zakone' ("thieves-in-law"). These criminal elite often conveyed their status through complicated tattoos, symbols still used by Russian mobsters. When the USSR collapsed and a free market economy emerged, organized criminal groups began to take over Russia's economy, with many ex-KGB agents and veterans of the Afghan war offering their skills to the crime bosses. Gangster summit meetings had taken place in hotels and restaurants shortly before the Soviet's dissolution, so that top vory v zakone could agree on who would rule what, and set plans on how to take over the post-Communist states. It was agreed that Vyacheslav "Yaponchik" Ivankov would be sent to Brighton Beach in 1992, allegedly because he was killing too many people in Russia and also to take control of Russian organized crime in North America. Within a year, he built an international operation that included, but was not limited to, narcotics, money laundering and prostitution and made ties with the American Mafia and Colombian drug cartels, eventually extending to Vice City, Liberty City and made plans to expand into Los Santos. However, Ivankov's reign ended in June 1995 when a $3.5 million extortion attempt on two Russian businessmen ended in an Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB) arrest that resulted in a ten-year maximum security prison sentence. As the 21st century dawned, the Russian mafia remained after the death of Aslan Usoyan (who had replaced Ivankov) . New Mafia bosses sprang up, while imprisoned ones were yet to be released. Present Borisova Holdings Incorporated is believed to have been founded by one of these 'new' bosses, by the name of Alexander Borisov, in the early 2000's. With the Russian Mafia in America being left with a power vacuum due to the death of Aslan Usoyan, and the infighting that followed, it is believed Alexander Borisov had decided to pursue Ivankov's plan to expand into Los Santos in 2003. Alexander Borisov was shot and killed at a restaurant in Liberty City in late 2007 following shortly after the release of Ivankov (who is suspect to have played a part in the murder). Alexander Borisov's organization fell into ruin and his 'empire' collapsed all across the United States. Recently the name Borisov(a) surfaced again. A young woman named Dominika Borisova is said to be at the head of the organization, and is quickly moving in on the local (criminal) markets. OOC Goals Establishing and adequately portraying the Russian Mafia. Influencing other legal and criminal groups alike in the world of Owlgaming. Provide an oppertunity for both legal and criminal characters to participate in the grey area of society. Promote and engage in Faction Cooperation or Conflict, vying for dominance where they may. IC Goals Summarized; Get rich and powerful through a series of legal (Borisova Holdings Incorporated) and illegal (The Borisova Bratva) activities. Get money. Get power. OOC Rules: This faction has a zero tolerance policy on trolling and rule breaking, those found breaking server rules or trolling will be booted from the faction.
Luciano Crime Family Backstory: following a large RICO case, several members were convicted of Gambino Genovese Bonanno Lucchese and Colombo Crime families in the early 1990s several of the members were sent to Rikers Island, and there they decided to start a new family and move from New York to Los Santos to get away from all the cops and rats Now: Now most of the members have been released, and moved to Los Santos to start the thing of ours. We own a few bars and resturants in Litle Italy and work from there. (More will come soon) Mafia rules and customs: 1: Omertà" – is the oath or "code of silence", never talk to the authorities. 2: "Ethnicity" – only men of Italian descent through their fathers' lineage are allowed to become full members (made men). Associates, partners, allies etc. have no ethnic limits. 3: "Family secrets" – members are not allowed to talk about family business to non-members. 4: "Blood for blood" – if a family member is killed by another member, no one can commit murder in revenge unless the boss gives permission. 5: "No fighting among members" – from fist fights to knife fights. 6: "Tribute" – every month, members must pay the boss, also giving the boss a cut on any side deals. 7: "Adultery" – members are not allowed to commit adultery with another family member's wife. 8: "No facial hair" – members were not allowed to grow mustaches; Ten Commandments No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it. Never look at the wives of friends. Never be seen with cops. Don't go to pubs and clubs. Always being available for Cosa Nostra is a duty - even if your wife is about to give birth. Appointments must absolutely be respected. (probably refers to formal rank and authority. Wives must be treated with respect. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families. People who can't be part of Cosa Nostra: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values. OOC: As soon as you associate your character with this faction, you'll accept that you might fall under our CK clause which allows leaders to CK you if seen needed.